By Ron Edmondson on Jul 27, 2017
"Suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous. It was a brief encounter, but I quickly realized I was being reminded of a few very painful experiences in my own leadership and life. I was recalling the emotions of betrayal."
By Charles Stone on Aug 28, 2017
Great ministry leaders keep their emotions in check. Unfortunately, when we don’t keep them in check, our emotional brain can hijack clear thinking and good leadership.
By Lance Witt on Apr 11, 2016
A life of balance has always seemed like a “pipe dream”, something that just wasn’t realistic or attainable. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had a moment of balance in my entire life. I can’t think of a single moment when every area of my life and ministry were “spinning” smoothly.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 12, 2016
Burnout is almost an epidemic among church leaders today, and it’s increasingly common among business leaders as well.
Even young leaders are burning out. No longer is burnout an “I’ve been at this too long” kind of phenomenon.
So what happens if you burnout?
By Joe Thorn on Jul 11, 2017
One danger is emotionalism, in which we allow our feelings to interpret our circumstances and form our thoughts about God. This is putting feelings before faith. The other danger is a kind of stoicism, where faith is rooted in theology but void of affection. This tendency removes feelings from faith altogether. While it is true that our emotions should not lead our theology, it is vital to our faith that theology lead to a deep experience of our triune God.
By Lance Witt on Apr 10, 2017
Some of the hard work of our sanctification is dealing with some of the broken places in our lives beneath the surface…beneath the waterline.
By W. Robert Godfrey on Apr 1, 2017
The Psalms teach us how to express our emotions to God in all the circumstances of our lives.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Sep 7, 2018
Every athlete wants to start strong; why should your work be any different?
By Brian Croft on Oct 26, 2015
You may call it something different: the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place as a result of pouring your heart.
By Lance Witt on Oct 31, 2016
Frustration and anger are pervasive throughout our culture. Underlying the anger and emotion is a deep fear. These are uncertain times and people feel it.
By Walter Brueggemann on Feb 11, 2012
The Bible doesn't look the other way when it comes to raw human emotion. How should we preach these Psalms?
By Paul Baloche on Apr 22, 2016
Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective.
By John Piper on Jan 17, 2018
Try to imagine the Bible without the Psalms. What a different book it would be! What a different place the church would be. And what a different person I would be.
By Lance Witt on Jan 22, 2018
This week work at paying attention to your soul. Listen to your emotions. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface of all your “doing”.
By Brian Croft on Dec 19, 2016
You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s word to God’s people the day before.